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good morning. i'm anthony mason. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. here are a few of the stories we'll be looking at on cbs "this morning saturday." the presidential campaigns turn their attention to tuesday's vital debate with just 24 days until election day. >> the drought has caused devastation in farmlands across the nation but this one crop rises above them all. >> a convicted murderer of a new york multimillionaire is the subject of a new documentary by his victims' kids. now he's reaching out. >> 50 years after the cuban missile crisis a look at the cbs news vault at fidel castro one month after he seized power. all that and so much more on cbs "this morning saturday,"
saturday, october 13, 2012 we did it. another weekend is here. >> welcome to the weekend. we're here. >> congratulations and the final countdown is on as far as politics are concerned, 24 days left until election day. president obama and governor romney have begun to turn their attention to tuesday's second of three presidential debates. as for the vice presidential candidates now that their debate is over, they are back on the campaign trail and they are not letting up. nancy cordes is at the courthouse a white house and joins us now. >> reporter: that one and only vice presidential debate may be behind us but the two men involvedre keeping the argument going out on the campaign trail even as hair running mates prepare for another match-up. >> i'm sure you observed last night we had a little bit of a
debate. >> reporter: in lacrosse, wisconsins vice president biden brought up a topic he and ryan tangled over on thursday night, abortion. >> congressman ryan made it clear that they are prepared to impose their private views on everyone else. made very clear that they do not believe a woman has the right to control her own body. >> paul ryan. >> reporter: in lancaster, ohio, congressman ryan focused on another issue, the administration's handling of the attack in libya that left four americans dead. >> this is not what leadership looks like. we need clarity not confusion. we need accountability and no more excuses. but unfortunately what we're witnessing when we turn our tvs on a daily base is the unraveling of the obama foreign policy. >> reporter: governor romney joined forces with ryan in ohio and declared his running mate the winner, though instant polls were divided on that question.
>> there was one person on the stage with thoughtfulness, who was respectful, who was steady and poised. there's one person on that stage you want to be with if there's a crisis and it's this man right here. >> reporter: president obama heads to williamsburg, virginia for three days of intensive debate prep. virginia is a battle ground state but no public events scheduled, no rallies. he'll be hitting the books with his top aides. anthony and rebeck characters i want to tell you about something troubling that happened outside of an obama campaign office in denver, colorado. a shot fired into the office. there were people inside. no one was hurt. you can see there that the glass was shattered. police in denver still investigating. they don't know whether the office was being targeted. >> nancy cordes in washington. thank you. and we want to get more on campaign 2012 and for that we turn to cbs news political director john dickerson who
joins us now from our washington bureau. great to have you with us. >> good morning. >> the outcome of this debate between the two vice presidents, you look at the cbs news poll, it shows biden as the front-runner. you look at the cnn news poll it shows ryan the front-runner. why a disparity and does it matter? >> well on the disparity question they are polling two different kinds of people. r poll was people who hadn't made up their minds yet. cnn was all registered voters. it gives you, one gives you the sense of the larger electorate. our poll gyps you the sense of people on the fence. they are the most interesting people. they've gone to some of them have gone trompl any after the first debate. the president had some of them before that and the campaigns are focused on those voters although in the battle ground states there aren't as many of those left. as far as the vice presidential debate it will matter for a little bit, but at the end of the day those uncommitted voters
are voting on the top of the ticket. >> to that point, john, do you think that the two vice presidential candidates accomplished what they needed to accomplish the other night? >> i think joe biden did what he had to do which get democrats energized again. there was really a sense in all of my conversations both on the trail and also with strategists of kind of upset, a mild panic at the president's performance which seemed tired and listless. democrats were happy to hear joe biden hit all the themes they wanted the president to bring up in his debate. it helped democrats. republicans were offended violently with some of the conversations i had in the way joe biden behaved. it was not a situation in which democrats gained and republicans lost. republicans were just as energized. in the end that means it's a wash for the larger picture. >> you have another presidential debate that is three days away. president obama, people said in the last debate he just didn't
bring it. how is he going to prepare for this and what might we see different out of him this go around? >> the important thing for the president, according to his aides is to show that there's a connection between what they say is this kind of duplisity from the romney campaign. that need to be tied what that would look like in office, what that would mean for people if they became president. that's one of the connections they need to make and the president needs to, you know, one of the things the romney campaign is trying to play on is the idea that the president is out of ideas and he's tired and doesn't have solutions. that wasn't just true in that first debate in what he said but he behaved. the president has to look like he wants it. that's what joe biden did in his debate. >> this is a town hall style debate. how does that change the game? >> it changes the game that people are unpredictable. relationships between the candidates and whoever asks the
questions can go in any direction. in the 1992 race when george bush was asked a question in one of these town hall debates how does the deficit and debt affect you it tripped him up a little bit. there's that personal interaction bit which is part of politics. that can be very unpredictable. we'll see how these two candidates deal with regular people when they have to talk to them face to face. >> what are we seeing at the state level. we saw romney get a bit of a bounce at the national level but ultimately the electoral college will make the choice here in this election. >> we're seeing the same kind of tightening in the battleground state polls we've seen in the national polls but it's happening in different states in different ways. governor romney is seeing some great improvement, things are going well for him in state polls and florida and colorado but not so much in virginia. tightening in ohio but not as much as colorado and florida. so, individual states are
starting to align with candidates a little bit more and we'll have to see how that plays out. . >> given that movement how critical is this debate for the president? >> it's pretty critical. he needs to fix, you know, those democrats may have been given a shot in the arm by joe biden but they are looking to the president now, and he also has to talk to those uncommitted voters who are starting to, some of them are thinking mitt romney is looking pretty attractive after that first debate. the president needs to really kind of be on his game in this second one. >> thanks, john. in pakistan police have arrested several people in connection with if brazen shooting of a 4-year-old girl who criticized the taliban. the girl was attacked and wounded on tuesday in the swat valley, a taliban stronghold. she said girls have a right to education. the taliban accused her of quote western thinking. elizabeth palmer reports from
islamabad. >> reporter: malala yousufzai is on a ventilator at the moment and she's still one sedation according to the pakistani military spokesman. she's in an army hospital. her condition is said to be stable and her surgical team says that at the moment there's no plan to move her abroad for more specialist treatment. malala yousufzai's shooting last week by taliban extremists in her home town near the afghan border has shocked the country. just 14 years old, she and two classmates also injured but less seriously were attacked after gunmen stopped their school bus. the girls say the men were specifically after malala yousufzai. it's no surprise. since 2009 defying local taliban edicts she's been a fearless campaigner for pakistani girls right to an education. unusually even some of the most
conservative religious figures in pakistan have condemned the shooting. one group of clerics even issued a fatwa, specifically saying islam approves of women seeking knowledge. pakistanis of all ages and walks of life deeply shaken by this savage attack are now praying for malala yousufzai's recovery. however, it's far from clear that the gunmen will be arrested. in the rugged area where the shooting occurred police say they have detained and released several people already but not the man who pulled the trigger. for cbs "this morning saturday" elizabeth palmer, islamabad. the head of al qaeda is calling for a holy war against the united states. in an audio message posted on the internet this morning, ayman al zawahiri praised those who stormed the embassy last month and calls for more protests. he called the demonstrators
honest and zealous. >> deadly meningitis outbreak has prompted calls for tougher oversight of the pharmaceutical industry. at least 184 people in 12 states have now been sickened. 14 have died. tennessee is the hardest hit state with at least 50 cases reported. the source of the outbreak is contaminated steroid shots made to treat back pain. the space shuttle endeavor is on the move been. it's on a flat bed truck moving at 2 miles per hour through the streets of l.a. from los angeles international airport. not hard to imagine going 2 miles per hour. the journey was delayed when power lines had to be taken down to accommodate the sheer size of the spacecraft. it's expected to reach the museuming tonight. >> most people go 2 miles per hour. >> baseball is down to its final four. st. louis. cardinals completed the biggest come back ever in a winner take all game. the cards scored four runs in
ninth to beat the washington nationals. st. louis will play the giants for the national league title starting tomorrow in san francisco. in the american league the new york yankees defeated the baltimore orioles 3-1 in the best of five series on friday. the yankees will play the tigers tonight in new york. a lot of happy family in st. louis. there is more fall out from the lance armstrong doping scandal. the times of london said it may take legal action to recover an estimated $1 million it paid in a libel suit brought by armstrong and pursue him for fraud. armstrong sudden the paper and two journalists over a story about doping allegations. >> armstrong's former manager has left the radioshack nissan team. he's been singled out as the single figure in armstrong's doping program. armstrong's foundation has taken a hit. it's a $5 million charity that raises money to fight cancer but can it survive the scandal?
joe, to start with, do you think his charity can survive this given the media impact and size of the scandal? >> yes, i think so. this is one of the rare instances where the charity is bigger than the celebrity. and the amount of interest that armstrong has drawn over the years is amazing. it really is bigger. when people think about live strong they don't think about armstrong. >> it's been moving away from lance. >> this is not a surprise. this has been going on for years. it plays in their favor. yesterday i was in a hardware store in new jersey and there were two guys in front of me that had live strong bracelets on. i said would you take that off with what to lance armstrong. he said this is not about lance armstrong this is about my sister. >> the endorsement deals are about lance armstrong. >> absolutely. >> so what happens to those? >> as far as, again we have to
distinguish between lance armstrong the athlete and lance armstrong and the live strong charity. that's a really, really big difference. now, the endorsements that will come from lance armstrong and what he may do in future that's a big difference from what will happen with the charity. the charity will go on. what happens to lance armstrong as an athlete that's a different story. >> is the tiger woods story and his infidelity, nike stood by him a sign of things to come for lance armstrong. >> we love comebacks. it hasn't played out. it's played out in the courts of the public opinion. he's never really been convicted of anything that's happened. he's never failed a drug test. that's the thing he stands by. we'll see what happens going forward. live strong is doing very well. their donations have gone up in the last couple of years because of what they do for the people. >> most come backs though are usually accompanied by some sort of confession or apology. there are 13 teammates who testified against him. do you see him ultimately having to say something about this? >> i think he's going to have to respond in a way that he should
respond going forward. we've seen athletes like roger clemens continue to fight against it and say they are not guilty. you know, we're is going to see the way it plays out. hopefully it doesn't affect the amazing people affected by the live strong brand. >> most come backs are also accompanied by competition. in the tiger woods scenario, for example, he's back out playing the sport that we grew to love him for. armstrong doesn't necessarily have that option. >> no, he doesn't right now. there are probably other things he could do. again it depends on what lance armstrong wants to do with himself going forward and how he he's very far along in his career. this is kind of, you know, the salad days of what he can do as an athlete. again, that has to be really clearly distinguished between what he does as an athlete and what happens with the live strong brand which is very powerful. >> what would you do if you were him? >> it's hard to say.
i don't know all the facts. if i've done something that i want to positively impact people i try to distance myself from the brand and let the live strong brand go off and do what it should do. i don't want to put myself in the middle of that and create any controversy. >> about 16 minutes after the hour. here's lonnie quinn with our first check of the weather. >> good morning. i got to tell you we'll start off taking a look at the sat right and radar image. satellite image shows you where the clouds are and radar shows you where the rain is. brighter the color the heavier the rain. cold front moving through the central portion of our country. southern plains, northern plains. rough day. right now making its move through the kansas city area. here's what you should plan on. you'll catch a lot of rain, one to three inches from des moines down to norman, oklahoma into dallas. there's a possibility for large hail, isolated tornado. we're in that time of air where air masses are clashing.
the rainfall is a definite for you. large hail, the isolated tornadoes, that would be a classification of severe weather and national weather service saying it's a slight chance for your day today. be on alert, possibility of something churning up out there but the rainfall plan on it. that's a quick look at a portion of the country. here's a closer look at your weather for the weekend. >> make it a happy saturday everybody. rebecca, anthony over to you guys. >> leon panetta says the u.s. is facing a threat equivalent to 9/11. it will be carried out by computer. he describes a cyber pearl
harbor. david martin has the story. >> reporter: u.s. officials say a cyber attack against the world's largest oil producer has been traced to hackers inside iran. another volley in an increasingly high stakes war going on in cyber space. defense secretary panetta warns potential enemies are developing the capability to launch devastating attacks. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. an attack that would paralyze and shock the nation. and create a new profound sense of vulnerability. >> reporter: iran does not have that kind of capability yet. but u.s. officials say several recent cyber attacks have been traced to hackers inside iran.
panetta stopped short of blaming iran but in a speech last night described the cyber attack which occurred two months ago. >> more than 30,000 computers that it infected were rendered useless and had to be replaced. >> reporter: the attack using a virus did not disrupt oil production built a couple of days later the virus struck again this time against the world's second largest producer of lie question if ied natural gas. >> the virus was probably the most destructive attack that the private-sector has seen to date. these attacks mark a significant escalation of the cyber threat. >> reporter: it could be in retaliation for cyber attacks against iran's nuclear program. also recent attacks on the websites of energy institutions including bank of america and jpmorgan chase could be iran's way of fighting back against economic sanctions.
the attacks overwhelm the sites with emails denying service to legitimate customers. that would be a minor disruption compared to what would happen as if in this test on an industrial turbine hackers took over the computer controls of critical infrastructure. panetta said the pentagon has made significant advances in identifying where attacks are coming from. and he warned the u.s. is prepared to strike back. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. and when we come back why one of the worst droughts in the nation's history is a good thing for pumpkins.
jack-0-lantern. elaine quijano has the report. >> reporter: this year's drought proved to be the worst ever for his corn crop. >> this should be about six feet high now to seven feet and it's only about 3 1/2. >> reporter: days of triple-digit heat combined with no rain reduced his corn yield by half. >> this should be at least twice as big and should be filled out to the end. and this is very light. >> reporter: that lack of rain that was so bad for his corn crop this year actually provided the perfect conditions for another crop, one that's ready for harvest just in time for halloween. pumpkins. >> pumpkins are what we call semiarid crop. they love dry weather and that's because pumpkins have large leaf surface and they capture
sunlight very efficiently. what interferes with that is lots of moisture on the leaf surface which causes bacteria to grow. >> reporter: but less rain this summer meant less bacteria and more pumpkins now for customers to pick. >> i see a big pumpkin. >> reporter: and plenty for the pumpkin themed attractions he offers like this pumpkin canon. >> i'm very happy to have this large crop. people come out here and they are just totally amazed. >> reporter: in a tough year for farmers, pumpkins are the smashing success. for cbs "this morning" saturday, elaine quijano, mchenry, illinois. >> so are you carving pumpkins in the mason household this year? >> this job usually falls to me with a big knife and the question usually is how many. >> were you the kind of person that draws on face. >> can't go free form. >> i go free form. >> what do you get then
>> picasso. >> that's what i thought. that could getting youly. all right. coming up next from texting to twitter how social media is changing the way some doctors treat their patients. >> a georgia teacher whose kindergarten lesson plans are so good that they've made her a millionaire. she's going to tell you how she did it. i'm sure a lot of people are interested in that one. you're watching cbs "this morning saturday".
the housing market in the u.s. may be getting stronger but in germany there's a glut of castles. about 5,000 of them. some are actually very cheap. one in the dweepds goes for about $775,000. another surrounded by water goes for about the same price. >> it comes with a moat for $775,000. may need a lot of renovations and they can cost less than a mercedes-benz. what did you say when i told you about this story? >> i said but what's the heating bill? that's the big question. >> you're so practical. >> if you buy a house you have to ask these questions. >> you're an economics correspondent for a reason.
>> welcome back to cbs "this morning." >> i'm rebecca jarvis. >> i'm anthony mason. our top story 11 years after sensational murder of ted ammon his convicted killer is reaching out. we'll hear from richard schlesinger in a moment. next sunday marks the day ammon was killed in his east new york mansion in 2001. a documentary by ted ammon's son relives the event that made headlines around the world. >> it's the kind of murder trial that tv movies were made for. >> generosa and dan married three months after ted was found dead. >> reporter: next week will mark 11 years since the murder of the millionaire ted ammon inside his hampton's estate at 59 middle lane. in a new documentary film,
ammon's son greg and his sister explore the murder that changed their lives and cap tip elevated the country. ted ammon had been embattled in a bitter divorce with his wife generosa. days before the divorce papers were signed, ammon was killed. just three months later she married her electrician, daniel pelosi who quickly became the prime suspect. pelosi spoke to cbs's richard schlesinger for "48 hours." >> i have to ask you about this. >> no, i did not murder ted ammon. >> you knew what the question was? >> i knew what the question was. i've been trying to scream it since day one. >> reporter: generosa ammon died from breast cancer in 2013. a year later he was convicted of second-degree murder. to the children many questions remain. >> we need to know what it is we
don't know. >> reporter: "48 hours" correspondent richard schlesinger covered this case. on thursday he got a call from danny pelosi in prison. good morning. >> one of the latest calls. he calls me periodically over the years. this time he's aware of this documentary that greg has made and he told me that years ago he promised the kids, greg and his sister that when they turned 21, he would tell them what really happened that night. so he told me thursday that he had sent them a letter offering to make good on that promise but strangely has not heard from them. >> in that clip we just saw greg says we loved the guy that killed our father. hats not something you hear every day. >> i know. it's a very peculiar case. they lived with him for a number of years when their mother wasd.
he was a very gregarious, fun loving guy. and the kids really did like him. >> what's your impression of him? >> you know, he's kind of -- he's kind of the guy -- he's been part of my life for 11 years. he calls me out of the blue. in a strange way likeable. but you never quite know which danny, what's really on his agenda. >> after all the time you spent covering this what do you think happened to ted ammon? >> you know, it's been 11 years and i've had 11 theories about that. i always say it doesn't matter what i think happened. what matters is what the viewers think happened. and what clearly what the police think happened. this was a highly, highly circumstantial case. there was really not much physical evidence at all. and the prosecutors had their hands full on this one. it was a tough one to get. i think he was surprised. i know he was surprised when he
got convicted. he expected to be acquitted right up until the time the jury came back. >> tonight an all new "48 hours" a young iraq war veteran dies in a car crash that left her ex-boyfriend unhurt. the crash didn't kill her. what did? tonight at 10:00 eastern right here on cbs. now here's lonnie with another check of the weather. >> good morning. let's get to the satellite and radar picture and make some sense of what's going on. from east to west first weather story in the northeast. i know you don't see anything there. such clear air. lot of cooling took place overnight. starting off with your coldest morning of the season. temperatures below freezing as far south as northern virginia. next picture i want to talk about what you see light the mid-section. central plains, southern plains a lot of rain moving up to the great lakes area. then this is going an interesting story. doesn't look like too much of anything. have to zoom in tight there. i'm talking tennessee, arkansas, looks like a little bit -- almost like a ghost image moving
across. that's a lot of fog. huge area. look at this. it's about 200 miles wide right now. the visibility zero to maybe a quarter of a mile from springfield to memphis to little rock, tough driving out there. normally you'll catch posts of fog you don't often see a 200 mile swath. here's a closer look at the weather for your weekend. and the rocky mountains today, skiers rejoice. above 5,000, 7,000 feet, half foot of snow. >> coming up next the new remedy for some patients. how some doctors are using the prescription pad and the mouse pad. you're watching cbs "this morning saturday".
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natasha burgert treats patients in her office and with checkups online. burgert is at the forefront of doctors using social media. she uses facebook, and twitter to get information to her hard to reach patients. >> having vetted sources of good scientific and medical information is critical. >> chris brings her two children to see dr. burgert. >> have you looked at her blog? >> after her kids get a checkup she sends a recommended blog on car seats to her iphone. if she has questions she can follow up with a text. >> sometimes a quick query with a text can enable us to skip an appointment. >> doctors have this role in our society of almost being god-like and removed from the rest of us. when you see your doctor tweet
that changes your relationship with him. they become more human. >> that's especially important to adolescence like this 18-year-old. >> i feel comfortable with her. and because i can communicate with her like outside of seeing her in the office it makes me feel more like i can teller what's going on in my life. >> wired editor thinks social media will continue to change how doctors practice medicine. >> think the future of the doctor-patient relationship will include a freer flow of information from the patient to the doctor and doctor to patient. >> joining us is now is natasha burgert. >> thank you so much. great to be in new york city this hurricane warning. >> you started doing this with social media about three years ago. what made you begin? >> well, our patients are gathering health care information in different ways than they used to before. when you used to go the doctor we gave you all information. now patients can access that themselves online. so doctors, we need to find a
way to distribute that information in a better way. >> i know from having a teenager, a 16-year-old, that often the only way to reach her is by texting even if she's standing next to you. >> that's right. >> but do teenagers actually respond? are you finding it's an effective way of reaching them? >> absolutely. they invited me into that place we're continuing our dialogue that we began in the office and it's a way -- there's another person in their life that can say hey how are you doing. >> what fascinates me you think about the older generation they might be apprehensive doing this, putting something like your health history on twitter or over a text is kind of a disconcerting thing for some people because security privacy are issues that come up. >> always an issue and my job is to be respectful of private health information, but i don't practice medicine online. i'm sharing health care information online. and so this is a place that's very effective and fast in real-time in order for me to do
that. >> what are some of the places you think this is having the most positive impact? >> it's having a positive impact just telling patients information about what's is going on in our office, telling them we have flu shots available or information about the flu shots. also responding to common things that are happening in the media. we had an episode of having chicken pox lollypops and we respond what was happening in the media. >> that was interesting because you did. you tweeted to parents about the lollipops. what was the outcome? >> our parents were relieved to get information from their physician to make sure they were doing the right thing for their kids. >> what's the best way? when you're dealing with kids, what's the best way of reaching them? >> i'll reach kids any way they want to be reached. and so if that's through facebook, if that's through texting or if it's just coming in to the office face to face i want to be available to my
patients where they are and i can change and adapt in order to make that happen. >> is this just kids or are adults adopting these policies and practices as well? >> it's all over the board in medicine. one of the things we have to worry about is that these technologies using internet, using texting, they are not going away and as physicians we need to be able to use these tools to the best of our ability until we get better things in order to reach patients of all ages. >> they can help stream line the process. >> absolutely. >> thanks so much. and up next the teacher whose kindergarten lesson plans made her a millionaire. she will tell us how she did it. it's a heck of a story when cbs "this morning saturday" returns.
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for 17 years and started selling her lesson plans on a website called teacherspayteachers. so far she's sold more than 160,000 plans for about $8 a pop. now do you the math, yes she's a millionaire. deanna joins us now. good morning to you. congratulations to start with. how did this all begin? >> well it all began, for the entire 17 years i've been teaching i created my own materials and activities that i've used in my classroom and shared with other teachers i worked with. a few years ago a teacher at my school told me i needed to get my plans online and start selling them. i had never heard of it and she sent me a link and i kiss her every morning. >> what do you think it is about your lesson plans that they sell so well? >> you know? i don't know. i tried to figure out what makes mine sell so much because there are a lot of wonderful teachers on teacherspayteachers who are
selling their plans. it's an entire unit that will last a week or two weeks with all the science, math. it saves teachers so much time. nine your case these are for kindergarten kids. >> kindergarten and first grade. >> wow. how much time does it take you to put together a lesson plan. >> about 40 hours of computer time to complete a unit from start to finish. many hours before that, you know, writing, figuring out, creating the activities and ideas and researching them and that type of thing. it takes a lot of time. >> what do you think about these teachers who are buying your plans? is that a little lazy? >> i've heard that. that's the misconception that they are buying plans. from 8:00 to 8:30 opposite teaching place value. everybody is writing their own lesson plans. what i sell is a resource. like a book you can go to barnes and noble buy from a teacher author. i happen to upload it online.
>> going to barnes and noble to buy the thing. >> right. so much easier. that's not my plan. i love teacherspayteachers. and paul edelman was a new york city teacher and he started the website. i'm very loyal to him. i plan to stay right where i am. >> what your going to do with the money? >> obviously, i've used it to pay off bills so i don't have financial worries any more. i think when you make money you have a responsibility to help others. so i'm trying to do good with the money. i have a brother who is a quadriplegic so i bought him a specialized van so my mother could take him out. trying to do good with the money. >> thank you so much for being with us. >> thank you. coming up next, it didn't stay in vegas. how sin city cashed in on prince harry's naked romp. that and other story behind the
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now it's time for a look behind the headlines. first up, texas mom buys ipad, oops she gets notepads. courtney acres bought it from walmart and supposed to be a gift for her daughter's 15th birthday. the "huffington post" reports that courtney may have uncovered something big. turns out thieves have been taking ipads and returning the boxes filled with note pads and bricks. walmart said it would give her daughter a new ipad. thank goodness. >> all right. students sell their faces to pay off debt. these two guys owe $80,000 in student loans so according to
the "huffington post" they started buy my face.com. for $1 a day you can rent a portion of their faces in the last six months they've made $50,000. >> prince harry brings in $23 million. i'll up your bid and raise you $23 million worth of free publicity for las vegas. it may have been a scandal for the royal family but become a windfall for sin city. business insider reports more than 154 million people around the world heard about prince harry and his naked romp and las vegas officials are thanking the prince saying he made them a lot of money. >> we're getting a lot of people making a lot of money. >> you just have to do something ridiculous and make money. >> i'm feeling i'm falling behind. the second presidential debate is days away and many are calling it crucial for president obama. we'll talk to two presidential debate experts about what each candidate needs do. for some of you your local news is next. for the rest of you stick
welcome back to cbs "this morning saturday." i'm anthony mason. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. >> coming up the pressure is on president obama for a come back performance in tuesday's debate with mitt romney. we'll talk with two presidential debate experts about what each candidate needs do in round two. >> then we open up the cbs news vault for an edward r. murrow interview with fidel castro one month after he took power. >> will that be with the beard or without it? >> if i go with the beard
because i'm not seeking to cut my beard because i grew accustomed to my beard and it means many things to my country. when we have fulfilled our promise of good government i'll cut my beard. >> and it's not just celebrities like danny devito and rea perlman calling it quits why so-called gray divorces are skyrocketing. first up police in denver are looking for the gunman who fired a shot through president obama's campaign window. it happened friday afternoon shattering a large panel of glass. people were inside at the time but nobody was hurt. investigators are reviewing surveillance video for clues. police say they are not aware of any threats against the office. td bank says more than a quarter of a million customers on the east coast may have been affected by an information security breach. the bank says unencrypted back up tapes containing social security numbers and other
sensitive information were misplaced in march while being shipped. td said it waited to notify customers until an investigation was completed. survivors of the deadly colorado movie shooting and the families of those killed will receive about $175,000 each in compensation. 12 people died and 58 were injured in the july attack during a late night screening of the batman movie. kevin feinberg said the movie will be distributed from $5 million that was donated to victims after the shooting. ooh >> what began as a bachelor party wine tasting cruise in san francisco bay ended with the boat sinking. the 40-foot boat with 22 passengers and crew hit something on friday night. it left a foot long gash in the hull. a coast guard cutter was nearby and made the rescue. no reported injuries. >> somebody walked off with the crown jewels of the king of ghana. aides say a suitcase containing
ancestral gold is missing. the second presidential debate is scheduled for tuesday and the pressure is on president obama after his poorly received performance in the first debate. joining us now from washington with some insights on the challenges facing mr. obama and mitt romney is debate coach brett o'donnell. in massachusetts near boston is alan schroeder, presidential debate expert and professor of journalism at northeastern university. he's author of presidential debates, 50 years of high risk tv. good morning. we certainly learned the last time around it's high risk tv. brett, let me start with you. president obama will start three days of debate preparation today so, at this point what do you think he has to do to win this next debate and how important it is for him? >> i think this debate is everything for him. mow the first debate was by all
accounts a tragedy for the president. the polls turned around. i think he's got to get in the game. so, you know, this happens frequently with incumbent presidents who don't take the presidential debates as seriously as they should. it happened back in 2004 when george bush didn't perform as well in his first debate and he did actually come back. so we'll see if the president can do the same. >> you coached romney, brett. how would you approach him if you were the president and what would you say are his weak spots? >> well, both men are not very good when they get on the defensive. so, you know, both have to be on the offense. but that's tricky in a town hall debate because the audience is also a participant in the debate and so i think going too strongly on offense like vice president biden did a couple of nights ago would be a mistake. so you have to -- you have to balance between going on offense but also making sure you're effectively connecting with the
voters in the audience. >> alan, brett mentioned we're going a town hall style format. how significantly different is that. from what we've seen over the years, how do you win here? >> it's a very different format. it's a completely different feel. brett is absolutely right this question is how aggressive you can be. the important thing for the candidates is to really listen to those questions that are being asked and be very responsive to those. people hate it when politicians duck questions or don't answer the question that was asked so here's an opportunity for both of these candidates to really show their empathy with voters by being responsive. >> alan voters as much as they are listening to the questions they are also and we see this constantly in the polls paying attention to the nonverbal accuse, walking around stage in this town hall setting. debate backfired on gore. it looked ridiculous.
people in the audience laughed at him which made it worse. >> brett, do we know which of these candidates has more experience in these town hall format? do you think somebody has an advantage here? >> no. i think both men, you know, have 0 done a number of town halls especially while candidates running for office. governor romney has a place in new hampshire, he's done extensive town hall meetings in new hampshire. both have experience of doing a town hall. it's a matter of who is better prepared. >> speaking of that preparation, brett, how much is substance versus town hall setting. you might being walking around the change. is that choreographed in advance? >> we think a lot about how you're going present yourself on a stage so stage presence is certainly a part of it. you want to make sure you're prepared with the substance and a strategy to execute and finally you have to be mentally prepared. that's the most important dimension of it. the president probably wasn't as mentally prepared as he should
have been last week. >> the challenge now is for the president to try to make a come back in this second debate. both of you suggest it's dangerous to get overly aggressive in this format. how does the president hope to score points here. >> maybe he would need to acknowledge his poor performance in the first debate. try to joke his way through that and then, you know, just again use this opportunity to really make that emotional connection to the audience. >> brett? >> i agree somewhat. i think what he's got to do is he's got to make the debate about something other than his economic policies. he's got to make the debate about governor romney and use the offense that he failed to use that biden did use the other debate. so it's really about getting on offense and walking that tight rope in terms of making sure that you don't leave out the audience members. >> brett o'donnell and alan,
thank you both for being with us this morning. >> thank you. >> about eight minutes after the hour. time now for another check of the weather with lonnie quinn. >> good morning. here's what we're serving up today. mother nature is delivering a pretty good cold front with a lot of heavy rain. it's basically right nine central and southern plains. you will have a wet day today that extends in to the great lakes area. so that entire area, one to three inches of rain. hot and cold. coldest spot in the country will be northern maine. temperatures maxing. hottest spot will be southern tip of texas. speak of heating up. a lot of activity in the tropics. now i know hurricane season is winding down, however a little blip. rafael is out there and if you look at where we are in terms of on par with what's normal we're way ahead of schedule. there's only four names left and we compared it to 2005. at this point in 2005 the record setter we ran out of the
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monday october 15 marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the cuban mist crisis. in 1962 the world sat on the brink of nuclear war. fidel castro had been cuba's leader for three years. in 1959 he allowed cameras from the cbs news show "person to person" into his life. >> he was only 32 when he spoke with edward r. murrow and he was wearing pajamas. >> this week if i tell as everyone in cuba calls him has been away in the hill country.
two hours ago he returned to his apartment on the 23rd floor of the havana hilton hotel in the center of the city. just a short distance from the presidential palace. fidel castro at the age of 32, you now have in your hands a great deal of power and a great deal of responsibility. aren't you a little frightened by this? >> not frightened because i have confidence. >> not frightened but a little worried? what about your personal safety? this is something you must think about or doesn't that worry you? >> really what i think is i have no time to think about my personal safety. >> tell me, fidel castro, are you concerned at all about the communist influence in cuba? >> i have no worry because there's no threat about communism coming here in cuba.
>> wasn't fidelito supposed to be with us tonight? >> yes. >> fidelito. >> hello, fidel, jr. >> hi. >> that's a very good looking. youy you have there. is he your? >> no. somebody gave it to my father for a present. >> ah-ha. do you have a dog of your own? >> yes, i have two dogs. >> two dogs. what kind of dogs are they? >> well, they are little. >> just small ones. fidel, when was the last time you were in the united states? >> i was in the united states in december of 1955. >> 1955. when do you think you'll be visiting us again? >> i think when i have a chance.
>> will that be with the beard or without it? >> if i go to the united states with the beard because i am not thinking to cut my beard. because i am accustomed to my beard. it means tofeverything to my country. when we have fulfilled our promise of good government i will cut my beard. >> the cuban liberator, jose marte was a hero of your, i believe and many others who have taken part in the liberation movement, the successful ones have mentioned the element of luck. do you believe in luck? >> well, what i think is that in the lives of every man luck is part of the job. >> was there ever a time in the
fight that you led that you thought things might not work out that something would go wrong? >> well, sometimes we have difficults. everything is not possible but i was always sure of the big thing. >> fidel castro, what do you wish most for your country in the months ahead? >> in the future what i wish more for my country is peace and progress. >> do you expect that the tourist travel will be resumed to cuba? that the tourists will come again? >> well, for example, united states i know they like cuba.
i see them very happy. i find many soldiers here and they dome me and congratulate me because they think what's happened and because we have peace here. but they ask from the united states if they come here to visit cuba, that this is a wonderful and friendly country. >> fidel, who would you say are the real heroes of the revolution? >> well, i think that the real hero was the people of cuba. that's what i think. hard to imagine. >> yeah. it's interesting to know. he makes a point of saying he's not worried about his security there but now, you know, 52 years later his security detail says there were 638, i believe, it is attempts on his life over the years. he's still here. >> he's still here.
his son who we saw there is now adviser to the state council on scientific research. >> right. >> he, obviously, is in a big role. whereas fidel castro himself his health is in decline. >> very poor health. his brother is there and in charge of the country essentially at this point. anyway that's a remarkable look. he was 32 years old back then. up next, baby boomers are breaking up. >> i know you say you didn't but obviously you did. >> i did not glue my hat to my head. the hat shrunk. the fibers fused to my hair. >> they fought on screen and now getting a divorce in real life. why devito and rhea pearlman are a growing trend among the me generation. you're watching cbs "this morning saturday".
breaking up over 30 years of marriage. they are part of a growing trend. while the overall divorce rate is growing down, gray divorces have doubled in the past two decades. >> it turns out women are the ones initiating most of the breakup. joining us is rachel sussman author of "the breakup bible." also with us is karen bridbord a license psychologist. good morning. welcome. >> thanks for having us. >> why do we think this is happening. >> there's many reasons why people are divorcing at the gray age. and a lot of it stems from, you know, my generation, the boomer generation. we're the first generation that has entered marriage to be personally fulfilled. it's the me generation. we want to be happy. in previous generations it was for financial reasons or to fulfill roles, be a good husband, be a good wife. in this generation, your children leave home, you look at your husband or wife. you realize you're not happy. you're not afraid to leave.
so elm are exiting in high numbers. >> karen, two thirds of these divorces are initiated by women, right? >> they sure are. that's because women can. basically women are in the workforce. they are earning their independently economically sound and they can do it. so they are not staying around if they are unhappy. >> won how much of the fact that fewer divorces on the decline because fewer people are getting married and they are getting married later and later in life. so that plays in to this too. >> absolutely. ate good thing that people are getting married later and later in life. when you come to gray divorces and gray marriages, often couples have been married for 30, 40 years. if they look at each other after the children are gone and say you know, we just don't have the same interests or same values. women are less afraid to make that leap and to go out into the world on their own. >> we've been through a very tough economic time. how much is the economy affecting this. economic issues are a big part of divorces. >> absolutely.
i think that if couples have limited resources and someone has lost their job, those couples might just try to stick it out. divorce is expensive. if you can't afford to keep up two households. but if the resources are somewhat plentiful and two people are working and a woman says to herself, you know, i can support myself she won't be as afraid to leave. >> how much is access to online dating, social media, people reconnecting with people from their past playing into it? >> it's an interesting question. because i think definitely there's the hope when people divorce that they are going to find somebody else to connect with. but because marriage is really now about personal fulfillment, they are really looking to even go at it on their own if that so be it. it's better to be on one's own people are think than to be in a relationship that's less supportive. >> when you stress the word thinking, what your saying >> i'm saying people are being mindful of whether or not they
are going to actually go ahead and divorce. >> that's your advice? >> that's my advice. actually there's some recent research that suggests that even once people do get divorced, they are rethinking it and thinking well was this the best decision for us? so there's a lot of ambivalence around the area of decision-making around divorce. thinking it through is important. >> infidelity has always been a factor. >> yes. >> at this stage as well? >> interestingly the divorce rate for gray divorces is the same for that of the general population which is about 27%. it's about a third major cause of divorce. >> one last question about advice. two people who are thinking about this, what's your number one thing to consider i'm a big proponent of couple's counselling. if you've been with someone for a very long time and raised children with them this person will always be in your life. weddings, graduations, whatever. it makes sense to go to couple
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company. >> i wonder why she left them in the first place. i can't imagine. i'm rebecca jarvis. we want to turn now to lonnie quinn with our final check of the weather. >> are either of you chess players? >> no. >> i'm bobby fisher. >> there's a reason i asked that question because today and this is a biggy. it's national chess day, october 13th, 2012. it's official. this was passed by the senate. it promotes critical thinking, problem solving skills so get out there, everybody, exercise your mind and get out there. certainly play chess indoors. where do you want to go outdoors. you want to see some beautiful fall loser go up to portions of minnesota, wisconsin and into michigan but the best place today will be anywhere from the blue ridge mountains up to northern new england, snow show mountain up to maine beautiful. mackinaw island. showers for that area. beautiful sunshine. other spot up around northern
new england. that's a quick look at the national picture. here's a closer look at your weather for the weekend. time now for my shout out. going to little rock, arkansas, morning fog out there. could be afternoon thunderstorms. high of 83. why am i tossing it out to arkansas? in little rock or the area around little rock are hosting the arkansas state fair. it's 135 acres of fun. this year it's all about riding, rocking and flooding. the flooding part i like because some new taste sensations will be at the fair this year including oh, get this a roast beef sundae. a bacon flavored lemonade. sound delicious.
not. we want to thank everybody watching cbs "this morning." give us a shout. only on today's thv. that will to it for weather. >> speaking of food, up next, he's the new top chef master. he moon likes at wolverines new chef, chris cosentino will dish about that and his new show on the youtube food channel. you're watching cbs "this morning saturday". [ female announcer ] lactaid milk is easy to digest.
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♪ how are you feeling? >> i'm getting there. this is going to help. >> this will help. anthony has been struggling. >> i have a cold. >> we're getting there. a true top chef master joins us on the dish. chris cosentino won the coveted title just over two weeks ago opinion he's executive chef at san francisco's incanto restaurant.
host of the recently launched pork you on youtube's new food channel and our first chef who is also a comic book hero. this morning chef chris created his ultimate dish, salumi platter. we want to clear up something first. salumi versus salami, what's the difference. >> salumi is the all encompa encompassing term for cured meats, salami is that. the ground coarse packed. >> what did i snet >> lardo with pear. it's the cured back fat. this particular back fat is the acorn pig from spain. import the back fat and cured like the classic style which is pressed in marble. >> i read you started cooking with your great-grandmother in her kitchen. >> yes. my great-grandmother was from
naples. i used to run from some of the things she had in her kitchen. >> what did she have? >> she used to cook tripe. for me at that time it was a horrifying smell but now it's who i am. >> nothing to it. you also, i love you were at comic-con yesterday. promoting the new comic book i won called "the fifth quarter." i'm a participant in it and wrote it. >> how does that happen? >> it started through twitter. i became friends with one of the folks at marvel. they started eating the restaurant. he found out i was a big comic book fan. i sold all my comic books when i was like 18 to put money away for college. >> right. >> there was a discussion of me being drawn into a comic book because the x men in wolferine are based in san francisco. why don't you write a full issue. >> whatcom pairs to what?
winning top chef or being written into a comic book. >> pretty cool. a lot of fun. >> interesting. you have so many different interests yourself. >> yeah. i'm kind of all over the place. whether it's, you know, i used to be professional cyclist. i did comic books. i did shoes. i'm all over the place. >> i like designing knives part. >> me too. >> what did you enjoy about designing a knife. >> i had 100% control in the product design and how it felt and the materials and it's coming out in november. >> you are a businessman. >> not a businessman just somebody who likes to put everything into what i believe in. >> conversations around your table at home, are there constant ideas about the next invention of chris? >> no. usually about what my son is doing at school and how soccer practice is doing. >> what does he think? >> he's not there or ready for
it. >> so -- >> ofal is the actual term to be fall off. the animal is harvested, hoist it up and be split and the inards would fall out. now it includes the head and feet. it's the classic peasant foods. when you can give somebody a cut like that and they can embrace it and take to it the next level it's pretty amazing. >> people must think it's the comic book. >> i did get in trouble when he went to school and told everybody i was a super hero. >> if you shared this meal with anybody who would it be? >> bill murray. >> why? >> i just love bill murray. he's made me laugh forever. and i really, really have enjoyed "lost in translation" and all his recent. >> maybe we'll see him on pork you. >> that would being a great. i got to figure out.
>> will you sign our dish. a dish we have here on the dish. every chef that comes through signs the dish. >> thank you. >> for more information on the dish and chef chris, go to our website, cbsnews.com/cbsthis morning. cheers. coming up next he's performed at the white house and at buckingham palace now he'll perform for us live here in studio 57, michael feinstein will play some of gershwin's greatest hits when cbs "this morning saturday" returns. ♪ our love is here to stay haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. there's a pop. wahlalalalallala! pepper, but not pepper, i'm getting like, pep-pepper. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, zip zip zip zip zip! i'm literally getting zinged by the flavor. smooth, but crisp. velvety. kind of makes me feel like a dah zing yah woooooh!
>> he plays some of the most memorable songs in his new book. michael feinstein is here with us right now. great to have you with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> this is my favorite time of day. >> best time to sing we hear. >> yes. >> what initially attracted to you the gershwins? >> it was the sound of the music, the harmonies, the harmonic sense of george gershwin was extraordinary to me as a kid. it affected me. it never affected me before. but it reached me in a way that was beyond intellect as a kid. it just touched me deeply and i had to fine everything i could by george gershwin and then discovered ira's lyrics later. >> you went on to work for ira. >> 20 years old through a series of coincidences i met ira gershwin who was 80 years old. george died in 1937 at the age of 38.
i spent six years of taking the gershwin archive which was my dream job. it was my education in music. in life. and it gave me the career that i have performing these great american classics. we call them the great american song book. some call at any time rod stewart song book. >> we know this music is classic now. in the '20s and '30s how popular were the gershwins. >> george gershwin was the most popular composer in the world. not comparable to anybody today. he wrote "rhapsody in blue." >> how did the relationship with you and ira develop. >> we were very close. i was the son or grand son that he never had because he never had kids and he entrusted his legacy to me. he made me his eyes and ears to
the outside world. i carry on the legacy because the songs are so important today. >> speaking of that legacy do you ever fear with itunes and electronic music and rock music that some of these old standards are going to be lost on the coming generation? >> no. it's the opposite. keeps it going because now kids can go on youtube or anything and find these songs. they can hear them. when i was going up i couldn't find these songs. now they are so accessible and out there. they will antibiotic round forever. like shakespeare and beethoven. >> who do you enjoy seeing on stage these days? >> i love katie lang. i think she's incredible. i like kathryn russell who is a great singer pap lot of people i love are gone because it's hard now. i love streisand. i think she's supreme.
l l lisa minelli is my favorite. michael will perform one of the 12 songs on the cd that accompanies his new book. it's called "s wonderful." ladies and gentlemen, michael feinstein. ♪ don't mind telling you ♪ in my humble fashion ♪ you thrill me through ♪ with a tender patch ♪ when you say you care ♪ imagine my emotion ♪ i have permanent devotion ♪ from now on lady ♪ i
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potter. that's monday at 7:00 on cbs "this morning." and then next week on cbs "this morning saturday" the queen of rock, wanda jackson, what it was like to date the king, elvis presley. i hope you feel better. >> cool lady. >> now encore performance by pianist and singer michael feinstein with a gershwin hit "our love is here to stay." have a great weekend, everyone. ♪ ♪ the more i read the paper ♪ the less i comprehend ♪ the world and all its capers ♪ ♪ and all it will end ♪ nothing seems to be lasting ♪ but that isn't our concern ♪ we got something permanent